Marvel of Flight aviation festival in DeFuniak Springs April 27

April 15, 2013

Barnstorming vintage aircraft. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The City of DeFuniak Springs is proud to announce their third annual fly-in/aviation festival, Marvel of Flight on Sat., April 27, 2013 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport on Hwy 90 West.

The array of events include aircraft displays, vintage bi-plane and helicopter rides, pilot seminars, live entertainment, arts and crafts, free kids activities, door prizes, car show, model rockets, RC planes, great food, and more. This is an alcohol-free day of hometown is geared for the entire family. The admission fee is one canned food item to benefit the Matrix Community Outreach Center.

“After the overwhelming response to Marvel of Flight 2012 from both area residents and the regional general aviation community, we knew that this event had unlimited potential for future growth,” reported Ryan Adams, Airport Services Supervisor for the City of DeFuniak Springs. “This year we will be hosting aircraft, exhibits, and vendors from all across the country. It is truly an honor to be partnering with some of the most highly revered names in aviation such as NASA Kennedy Space Center, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, International Women’s Museum of Air and Space, Teledyne Continental Motors, and Experimental Aviation Association. With the help of countless volunteers from a multitude of local agencies and civic organizations, Marvel of Flight has grown into the largest Fly-In of Northwest Florida.”

A wheelchair-accessible van Healthmark courtesy van be available free to shuttle Marvel of Flight guests from the parking area west of the airport to the event staging area.

For more information, call (850) 892-8500.